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Is Folliculitis Contagious
How long is staph folliculitis contagious after beginning an oral antibiotic? The rash is not spreading and is fading, but still visible.
Is folliculitis contagious? My bf seems to have it in his beard now my face is breaking out in itchy pimples that come and go around hairline and nose
Yes: it is caused by Staph. Aureus. Most people do not have this germ on their skin. It can cause boils/pimples with any break in the skin. ON THE OTHER HAND, hairline and nose are places for acne rather than boils. And different germs are involved with that than in folliculitis. So, while folliculitis is contagious (as folliculitis or as boils) it is NOT contagious as acne and YOU probably don't have ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have an infected hair follicle on my leg which I've read is folliculitis and is contagious. If my 6 month old gets it, can it be dangerous to him?
Little skin bumps: Folliculitis is inflammation of hair follicles. Follicles are tiny canals that extend down into the skin, and many contain an oil gland, and a hair follicle.Men have more hairs than women. The folliculits can be caused by a bacteria germ, but most often there is no germ. Waxing, shaving and oily lotions can cause clogged pores and then inflammation, or folliculitis. It may itch or hurt. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not exactly.: Folliculitis typically appears like red pus bumps, with each bump forming over a hair follicle. Herpes is typically described as a crop or cluster of vesicles. The vesicles usually have a clear fluid in the center of the bump and are painful or itchy. See your dermatologist for proper diagnosis and management. ...Read more
Find the cause: Pityrospirum folliculitis is often missed and is easy to treat if recognized. You maybe given topical ketoconazole, or a big oral dose followed by working up a sweat. Or any of a variety of meds that manage ties versicolor. A bacterial folliculitis needs to be checked to see if the bacterium originally cultured may have changed or become resistant. Best wishes. ...Read more
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